ESS PROGRAM—North Coast & Nechako

Burns Lake Bridging to Employment

Job readiness and essential skills training program for eligible participants

Duration:

  • Eight weeks job readiness training
  • Two weeks training in one of three streams: employment, Adult Basic Education or trades and self-employment

Services/ Programs:

  • Job readiness training
  • Essential skills training
  • Short term certificate training
  • Supported job placement or job shadowing

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed and
  • Indigenous persons

 Location(s):

  • Village of Burns Lake
  • Lake Babine Nation
  • Burns Lake Band (also Wet’suwet’en, Nee Tahi Buhn, Skin Tyee and Cheslatta)

Contact:

Carrier Sekani Family Services or 250-692-1800

Back to top


Get Youth Working

Provides entry-level job placements for eligible youth in bookkeeping, office support and reception, tourism and construction related occupations

Duration:

  • 3-6 months’ job placement

Services/ Programs:

  • Job placements with wage subsidy
  • Short term certificate training
  • Post-placement support

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed and
  • Youth (15-29 years, inclusive)

Location(s):

  • Bella Bella
  • Fort St. James
  • Hazelton
  • Houston
  • Hagensborg
  • McBride
  • Old Massett
  • Moricetown
  • New Hazelton
  • Port Clements
  • Prince Rupert
  • Queen Charlotte City
  • Skidegate
  • Haida Gwaii
  • South Hazelton
  • Smithers
  • Terrace
  • Valemont
  • Vanderhoof

Contact:

Bowman Employment Services Inc., email or 1-877-866-3100

Back to top


Indigenous Business and Entrepreneurship and Skills Training Program (BEST)

Entrepreneurial skills training for eligible Indigenous persons, with a focus on youth and persons with disabilities

Duration:

  • Two weeks entrepreneurial training

Services/ Programs:

  • Entrepreneurial training workshops
  • Personalized, one-on-one service
  • Mentoring
  • Business plan development and funding applications

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed and
  • Indigenous persons and/or
  • Youth and/or
  • Persons with disabilities

 Location(s):

  • Haida Gwaii (Massett, Skidegate, Queen Charlotte City, Prince Rupert)

Contact:

Canadian Centre for Aboriginal Entrepreneurship (CCAE) or 250 352-3878

Back to top